Christine L. Brown, PhD
Christine L. Brown, PhD

I work with Nick Haddad at NC State University understanding if wildlife corridors facilitate nutrients and prey subsidies for better spider growth and reproduction.

SRS Corridor Experiment
SRS Corridor Experiment

My dissertation work is centered around the Corridor Project at the Savannah River Site, in Aiken, SC. 

Bigger and better?
Bigger and better?

I measure physiological traits green lynx spiders in connected and unconnected habitats to understand how corridors effect their macronutrients.

Mark recapture
Mark recapture

Painting spiders (Argiope aurantia) is a favorite pastime of mine. 

View down the corridor
View down the corridor

Inspiration for my field-based research comes from just taking the time to observe the world.

Argiope florida
Argiope florida

I started working on spiders because I fell in love with the Florida argiope's striking beauty and grace.

Using Stable Isotopes
Using Stable Isotopes

I'm a field junky, but a lot of my work stems from lab analyses. I use stable isotopes, morphometrics, and physiological metrics to study spiders and their corridors.

Contributing science blogger
Contributing science blogger

I write blog posts for Your Wild Life and ConservationCorridor.org

Do corridors increase spider fecundity?
Do corridors increase spider fecundity?

I not only collect spiders, but also their babies to test if corridors effect clutch size.

I teach people about spiders and ecology
I teach people about spiders and ecology

Not everyone's that jazzed about spiders, but most students like my teaching.

Do corridors increase spider species richness?
Do corridors increase spider species richness?

John HerrmannJoshua Grimes, and I sampled web-building and ground dwelling spiders...now we just have to ID them all...